Demba Savage

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Demba Savage
Demba Savage & Nabil Bahoui.jpg
Demba Savage vs Nabil Bahoui (AIK)
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-06-17) June 17, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Banjul, Gambia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
HJK Helsinki
Number 8
Youth career
Warriors FC
Rico FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Gambia Ports Authority
2005–2008 KPV 32 (8)
2008–2012 Honka 75 (22)
2012− HJK 58 (23)
National team
2008– Gambia 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 October 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Demba Savage, (born June 17, 1988) is a Gambian footballer (midfielder) currently playing for HJK in the Finnish Veikkausliiga, a.k.a. the Finnish Premier Division. A right winger, who can also operate on the left wing or as a striker, he is mostly known for his blazing speed and dribbling skills.

Football career[edit]

Savage started playing football on the streets of Banjul as a boy. In his school, Saint Mary's, he became a star player. After finishing secondary school, he played for Warriors FC and Rico FC. In 2003 he signed for Gambia Ports Authority F.C. In the 2003/2004 season, he was the top goalscorer in the league with GPA F.C..[1]

In 2006, he signed for Finnish second tier club KPV. In his first season he mostly played with KPV's reserve team, but in 2007, he took his place in the first team.

In August 2008, he was loaned to the Finnish Premier Division side FC Honka.[2] Honka used its option for a permanent move after the season.

On 7 February 2012 the reigning Finnish champions, HJK, announced that they had signed Savage along with team mate Rasmus Schüller.[3]

International career[edit]

In June 2008, Savage debuted in Gambia's national team in a World Cup qualification match against Liberia. He has also played in Gambia's youth national teams.

Career honours/achievements[edit]

The Gambia GPA
  • Top scorer in the league: 2003/2004
Finland KPV
Finland FC Honka
Finland HJK


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